WASHINGTON (CBS) — It turns out that when it comes to baseball, the White House is a house divided.
At an event Thursday for Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day, First Lady Michelle Obama was quizzed about how big a White Sox fan she is. She had a surprising response.READ MORE: Warning About Fake GoFund Me Campaigns For Melissa Ortega, 8-Year-Old Killed In Little Village
“I grew up a Cubs fan,” she said. “We’re a mixed marriage.”
President Barack Obama, of course, is a well-known White Sox fan.
The revelation that Mrs. Obama’s loyalties lie at Wrigley Field may come as a surprise. The Obamas’ Chicago home is in the South Kenwood neighborhood.READ MORE: Cook County Sheriff's Data Reveal Most Popular Cars Targeted By Carjackers, Most Common Methods
And while President Obama was born and raised in Hawaii and didn’t come to Chicago until the mid-1980s, the First Lady is a South Side native, having grown up on Euclid Avenue in the South Shore neighborhood.
She had an answer for that.
“People always wonder, ‘Why are you a Cubs fan?’ because we live on the South Side,” she said. “But I tell them, my dad was a Cubs fan from the time I was little.”MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Wind Chill Advisory In Effect Wednesday Morning
Mrs. Obama says even though the White Sox aren’t as dear to hear heart as they are to her husband’s, she supports all of Chicago’s teams.